Kristy Joseph

Mrs. Kristy Joseph is a Public Health Advisor and Team Lead at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their Center for Global Health.

For the past 8 years, Kristy has worked the U.S. CDC. Currently she is leading the capacity-building and program implementation team within the Global Noncommunicable Disease Branch in the Division of Global Health Protection. Kristy played a critical role in CDC’s participation in the development of the Global Hearts Initiative and the HEARTS technical package. She started her career in public health as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala working at a local health center and also participated in CDC’s Ebola outbreak response, deploying to Sierra Leone in 2014. Kristy received her graduate degree in economics from Georgia State University and she is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the School of Public Health in Georgia State University.

Dr. Sanchez served as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services from 2004 to 2006 and Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health from 2001 to 2004. He served as the local public health officer in Austin-Travis County from 1994 to 1998.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Trust for America’s Health, AcademyHealth, and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). From 2008 to 2012, he served as chair of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is a member of The University of Texas System Health Care Advisory Committee. Dr. Sanchez obtained his M.D. from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, an M.P.H. from the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University. He holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University. Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.

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